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Noun: CPU
  1. (computing) the part of a computer (a microprocessor chip) that does most of the data processing
    "the CPU and the memory form the central part of a computer to which the peripherals are attached";
    - central processing unit, C.P.U., central processor, processor, mainframe

Derived forms: CPUs

Type of: computer hardware, electronic equipment, hardware

Part of: computer, computing device, computing machine, data processor, electronic computer, information processing system

Encyclopedia: CPU